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Southampton has celebrated Black History Month since 2005 and one of the features has been the recognition of people and moments that have had an impact on Black History in the city. This has come to be known as The Black Plaque.

The Black Plaques were designed by the late Gary Crook.

The first Black Plaque was awarded in 2011.

Bob Marley

11 Oct 2011

Jamaican Singer, Musician and Songwriter.

Joe Harriott

10 Oct 2012

Pioneer, Jazz musician.

Craig David

1 Oct 2013

Singer and Songwriter.

Mae Street-Kidd

15 Oct 2015

Red Cross Volunteer.

Southampton Race Equality Council

16 Oct 2016

Supporting the needs of those subjected to racism & discrimination.

Muhammad Ali

29 Oct 2016

Professional Boxer and Activist.

The Windrush Generation

1 Oct 2018

The HMT Empire Windrush transported a large number of Jamaicans to London in 1948.

West Indian Club

10 Oct 2021

The first established migrant community centre in Southampton.

Alf Charles

21 Oct 2021

The first black (Trinidadian) footballer for Southampton FC.

New Testament Church of God

14 Oct 2022

The oldest and longest running black led organisation in the city post Windrush.

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